Rise and shine! It’s time to make breakfast and refuel your body from its overnight fast. Starting your day with protein can help you feel more energized and help motivate you to exercise in the morning.
Protein deficiencies have been associated with hypothyroidism. Research suggests that protein consumption may promote thyroid hormone production, helping to increase metabolism and aid in weight loss.
But don’t think that a bland tasting protein shake or smoothie is your only option. Eggs, soy, and dairy are all great morning-friendly sources of complete proteins. You can also pair incomplete proteins, like whole-wheat toast with peanut butter or oatmeal with sunflower seeds, to ensure you get all eight essential amino acids that make up a complete protein.
So go ahead and start your day the right way — with protein!